The First Great Picture Of The Second World War !
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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: May 3, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 1.0 English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette:
      2. Vintage Cartoon "LITTLE RURAL RIDING HOOD"

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by
Composition by
Cinematography by
Art Direction by &
Produced by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1949 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Robert Pirosh
Academy Awards 1949 - Best Cinematography: Paul C. Vogel

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 6


User Ratings: 2,725
Rating: A- -- Though shot on the back lot, William Wellman's Oscar-nominated recreation of Battle of the Bulge is one of the better WWII movies, serving as blueprint for later Vietnam War films. Full Review
Feb 12, 2008
Rating: B+ -- Gritty re-enactment of the Battle of the Bulge. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 31, 2005
Rating: 5/5 -- Sterling, memorable WWII classic directed by Wellman.
Apr 30, 2007
It depicts a handful of men in the Battle of the Bulge with as much realism as Hollywood can muster. Full Review
Associated Press
Jul 25, 2019
Rating: 3.5/5 -- One of the best films to depict World War II to be made by people who experienced it. Full Review
Goatdog's Movies
Oct 14, 2006

Product Description:

"Dedicated to the battered bastards of Bastogne," this dramatic historic film directed by William Wellman tells the story of a U.S. Army division in the European theater near the end of World War II. In a last-ditch effort to turn the tide of the war, the Germans launch a final attack that became known as the Battle of the Bulge. George Murphy, who portrays Private Ernest J. "Pop" Stazak, leads a terrific cast that also includes John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, and James Whitmore. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and won two: one for its tight, unpredictable screenplay and one for its evocative black-and-white cinematography.

Plot Synopsis:

BATTLEGROUND is the detailed study of the drama within a fighting unit of men brought together by war and determination.


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 25,766
  • UPC: 012569675216
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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